Pet wellness exams are as important as any of your regular medical checkups. Your veterinarian can detect medical problems at an early stage before they become worse. Preventable diseases in pets are rising because pet owners are not taking their pets for regular visits to the vet.
The holiday season is here, and with it are all the festivities and celebrations. Making plans, decorating the home, hosting guests, and everything that goes into the holiday festivities can be overwhelming.
Neutering refers to the removal of an animal’s reproductive organs. The process involves general anesthesia. It not only removes the reproductive organs but also stops the hormones that may cause unwanted behavior. The only behavior neutering affects is those that are a result of hormones.
Determining the right time to spay or neuter your pet is a question that many pet parents continue to ask. Opinions seem to be varied even as the surgery becomes more acceptable. In recent years, animal shelter groups and those involved in animal rescue have been advocating for earlier surgery.
Your little puppy’s immune system helps guard it against disease-causing pathogens. Despite the efficiency of the immune system, some pathogens may overwhelm it. Most of these pathogens are unrecognizable to the immune system and cause illnesses. Vaccines help the immune system recognize pathogens and eliminate them.
Millions of animals across the United States end up in shelters every year. Sadly, very few pet owners bother looking for or reclaiming their lost pets from such shelters. If you are afraid of losing your pet, you should consider having a microchip implanted to increase the chances of finding it.
Lyme disease is a condition that affects both humans and dogs. The illness is transmitted by ticks and if left untreated, it can cause serious health complications. The bacteria that cause the condition can be transmitted from one animal to another. Knowing the signs and symptoms can help you to protect your pet and it is vital for getting early treatment.
Dirofilaria immitis is a parasite that causes heartworm disease in dogs. It is a serious illness that affects a pet’s lungs, heart, and blood vessels. The condition can lead to lung disease, heart failure, and even death if you do not seek proper treatment.
There are a lot of substances that can be toxic for dogs and cats. If your pet inhales, ingests, or absorbs a sufficient amount of poisonous substance, it will trigger a reaction in the body. The signs and symptoms of poisoning in pets can vary widely, depending on the type of toxin they’ve been exposed to.